CATALOGUE OF THE Officers and Students OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE (Davidson, N". C.) for THE 65th COLLEGIATE YEAR ENDING MAY 28th, 1902. 1902. Observer Phinting House, CHARLOTTE, N. C, Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2012 with funding from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil http://www.archive.org/details/davidsoncollegec19011902 INDEX. PAGE. Admission 13 Alumni Association 40 Alumni Catalogue 41 Apparatus 36 Astronomy Course 25 Athletics 33 Biblical Courses 29 Board 42 Bulletin 40 Cabinets 35 Calendar 3 Chapel Services 32 Chemistry Courses 22 Courses of Study 13 et seq. Discipline 37 Dormitories 42 Eclectic Students 9 English Courses 26 Entrance Requirements 14 Examinations 37 Examinations for Entrance. . . 14 Executive Committee 4 Expenses 44 Facilities 32 Faculty 5 French Courses 21 Freshman Class 8 Geology Course 26 German Courses 21 Graduates 1901 12 Graduate Students 10 Greek Courses 19 Gymnasium 34 History Course 2S Honor Roll 38 PAGE. Hospital 33 Junior Class 6 Laboratories 36 Latin Courses 18 Library 35 List of Students 6 et seq. Literary Societies 39 Location 32 Logic and Economics 28 Magazine 40 Mathematical Courses 20 Medalists for 1 900-01 11 Medical Attendance 33 Medical College ... 31 Meteorology Course 25 Mineralogy Course 26 Otts Lectureship 41 Physics Courses.... 25 Public Worship 33 Punctuality Roll 11 Reports 38 Roll of Honor 1900-01 11 Safeguards 32 Scheme of Studies 16 Scholarships 42 Senior Class 6 Shearer Biblical Hall 36 Social Advantages 33 Societas Fratrum 40 Sophomore Class 7 Summary 11 Sunday Bible Classes 32 Trustees 3 Water Works 35 Y. M. C. Association 33 DAVIDSON COLLEGE. CALENDAR FOR 1901-1902. 1901. Fall Term began Thursday, September 5 Examinations began December 18 Term ended December 23 1902. Beginning of Spring Term January 2 Dedication of Shearer Biblical Hall February 13 Junior Orations February 22 Maxwell Chambers Day (Senior Orations) March 28 Athletic Day April 12 Final Examinations of Senior Class April 29 General Examinations May 13 Baccalaureate Sermon n a. m., May 25 Sermon before the Y. M. C. A 8 p. m., May 25 Reunion of Literary Societies 8 p. m., May 26 Annual Meeting of the Trustees 9 a. m., May 27 Oration before the Literary Societies 10:30 a. m., May 27 Alumni Association Meeting and Banquet 5 p. m., May 27 Anniversary of the Literary Societies 8 p. m., May 27 Commencement Day , Wednesday, May 28 Next Academic Year begins Thursday, September 4 Examinations for Admission Wednesday, September 3 TRUSTEES 1901=1902. W. J. McKay, D. D President. J. Rumple, D. D Secretary. O. D. Davis Treasurer. Geo. E. Wilson, Esq Attorney. NAME. POSTOFFICE. PRESBYTERY. TERM EXPIRES. Rev. C. N. Wharton Warrenton, N. C Albemarle 1903 Rev. James Thomas Wilson, N. C Albemarle 1902 Rev. D. M. Douglas Brevard, N. C Asheville 1902 J. D. Murphy, Esq Asheville, N. C Asheville 1902 Rev. W. R. McLelland Statesville, N. C Concord 1905 Prof. J. H. Hill Statesville, N. C Concord 1905 4 CATALOGUE OF NAME. POSTOFFICE. PRESBYTERY. TERM EXPIRES . P. B. Fetzer Concord, N. C Concord 1902 O. D. Davis Salisbury, N. C Concord 1902 Rev. C. A. Munroe Lenoir, N. C Concord 1903 Hon. A. Leazar Mooresville, N. C. . . .Concord x 9°3 J. Rumple, D. D Salisbury, N. C Concord 1904 Rev. K. A. McLeod Jonesboro, N. C Fayetteville 1905 T. A. McAlister, Esq Lumberton, N. C. . . .Fayetteville. . . . 1903 Rev. P. R. Law Lumber Bridge, N. C. Fayetteville 1903 Hon. J. D. Mclver Carthage, N. C Fayetteville 1904 Robert A. Dunn ... .Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg. . . .1905 Geo. E. Wilson, Esq Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1905 E. Nye Hutchison, M. D. . .Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1902 Rev. J. A. McMurray Mint Hill, N. C Mecklenburg. . . .1902 P. M. Brown Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg. . . 1903 Rev. R. Z. Johnston Lincolnton, N. C. . . .Mecklenburg. . . . 1904 Frank Robinson, M. D. . . .Lowell, N. C Mecklenburg. . . .1904 Egbert W. Smith, D. D Greensboro, N. C . . . Orange 1902 J. L. Scott, Jr Graham, N. C Orange 1903 George W. Watts Durham, N. C Orange 1905 Wm. H. Sprunt Wilmington, N. C. . .Wilmington 1904 Rev. R. M. Williams Wallace, N. C Wilmington 1902 Wm. T. Hall, D. D Columbia, S. C Bethel 1904 Rev. W. B. Arrowood Bethel, S. C Bethel 1904 D. E. Jordan, D. D Winnsboro, S. C. . ..Bethel 1902 Maj. A. H. White Rock Hill, S. C Bethel 1902 Col. A. R. Banks Rock Hill, S. C Bethel 1903 Rev. D.N. McLauchlin .... Chester, S. C. ...... . Bethel 1903 Samuel M. Smith, D. D. . . .Columbia, S. C Charleston 1904 J. B. Spillman Columbia, S. C Charleston 1902 B. G. Clifford, D. D Union, S. C Enoree 1903 Rev. B. F. Wilson ... Spartanburg, S. C. . .Enoree 1902 Hon. A. White, Sr Sumter, S. C Harmony 1905 W. J. McKay, D. D Mayesville, S. C Harmony 1904 Hon. W. F. Stevenson Cheraw, S. C Pee Dee 1902 Rev. A. H. McArn Cheraw, S. C Pee Dee 1904 Rev. B. P. Reid Reidsville, S. C South Carolina . . 1902 Rev. Jno. F. McKinnon . . .Abbeville, S. C South Carolina. .1903 Rev. L. A. Simpson Gainesville, Ga Athens 1902 Henry Quigg, D. D Conyers, Ga Atlanta 1903 J. B. Mack, D. D Fort Mill, S. C Atlanta 1903 Rev. E. G. Smith Greensboro, Ga Augusta 1902 A. E. Dimmock Valdosta, Ga Savannah 1903 Rev. Chas. Montgomery. . .Mt. Vernon, Ga. . .Savannah 1902 Rev. J. W. Lafferty Marianna, Fla Florida 1903 Wm. H. Dodge, D. D Jacksonville, Fla. . . .Suwannee 1903 Maj.M.McN. McLauchlin .Raeford, N. C Alumni Trustee, 1902 B. F. Hall Wilmington, N. C. . .Alumni Trustee, 1903 Alexander Sprunt, D. D. . .Charleston, S. C Alumni Trustee, 1904 *J. M. P. Otts, D. D., LL.D., Greensboro, Ala Alumni Trustee, 1905 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. W. J. McKay, Chairman; Alex. R. Banks, J. Rumple, Secretary; A. H. White, O. D. Davis, Treasurer; Geo. W. Watts, Geo. E. Wilson, Attorney; R. A. Dunn, "Deceased. P- M. Brown. DAVIDSON COI^EGE. FACULTY. HENRY LOUIS SMITH, Ph. D., President, Professor of Natural Philosophy. REV. J. B. SHEARER, D. D., L-L. D., Vice-President, Professor of Biblical Instruction and Moral Philosophy. C. R. HARDING, Ph. D., Professor of the Greek and German Languages. WM. R. GREY, Ph. D., Professor of the Latin and French Languages. THOS. P. HARRISON, Ph. D., Professor of the English Language and Literature. WM. J MARTIN, M. D., Ph. D., Chambers Projessor of Chemistry . JOHN L. DOUGLAS, A. M., Professor of Mathematics. JAS. M. DOUGLAS, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Natural Philosophy. ARCHIBALD CURRIE, A. B., Instructor in Latin, Greek, and Mathematics. W. P. MILLS, Assistant in English. R. M. KING, B. S., Instructor in Chemical Laboratory. J. W. McCONNELL, Assistant in Chemical Laboratory. J. S. ROWE, Assistant in Chemical Laboratory. JOHN A. BREWIN, A. B., Physical Director. JOHN L. DOUGLAS, A. M., Bursar. ARCHIBALD CURRIE, A. B., Librarian. ROBT. T. COIT, Assistant in Library. R. T. GILLESPIE, Secretary to the President. 'DR. J. P. MUNROE, College Physician. PROF. MARTIN, Clerk. PROF. DOUGLAS, Treasurer of Societas Fratrum. PROF. HARRISON, Chairman of Library Committee. PROF. SMITH, Superintendent of Grounds and Buildings. CATALOGUE OF SENIOR CLASS. For the Degree of A. B. Robert Thornwell Coit Salisbury, N. C. Palmer Clisby DuBose Soochow, China. Rufo McAmis Fitzpatrick Asheville. N. C. Samuel Edgar Hodges Charlotte, N. C. John Wilson McConnell McConnellsville, S. C. Rufus Reid Morrison Shelby, N. C. Donald William Richardson Nelson, S. C. John Shuford Rowe Conover, N. C. Arthur Ernest Spencer Gainesville, Fla. Walter Scott Wilhelm South River, N. C. For the Degree of B. S. Thomas Paine Bagley , Wilmington, N. C. William Russell Clegg Carthage, N. C. Peter Gaillard Gourdin Kingstree, S. C. Roy Roseman Lincolnton, N. C. JUNIOR CLASS. For the Degree of A. B. James Iceland Anderson Reidsville, S. C. William Waddell Arrowood Bethel, S. C. Leamon Anderson Bennett Highland, Fla. Henry Frank Beaty Mooresville, N. C. Paul Paisley Brown Newton, N. C. Hugh Harris Caldwell Harrisburg, N. C. Robert Dale Damn, Jr Marianna, Fla. William Milas Dunn Jacksonham, S. C. Henry Alan Johnston Norfolk, Va. William Holt Kirkpatrick Blackstock, S. C. Hubbard Allen Knox Vance, N. C. Hardy Graham McDowell Asheville, N. C. John Howard McL,elland Mooresville, N. C. Henry Embry McMurray ,... Mint Hill, N. C. Angus R. McQueen Carthage, N. C. Arthur L,adson Mills Greenville, S. C. Wilson Plumer Mills Camden, S . C. William Sanford Patterson Winston-Salem, N. C. Francis Mitchell Rogers Winston-Salem, N. C. Clarence Hyde Rosebro Cleveland, N. C. Thomas Peck Sprunt Charleston, S. C. Samuel Asbury Thompson Davidson, N. C. DAVIDSON COUBGE. 7 For the Degree of B. S. Joel Smith Bailey, J r Greenwood, S. C. Wilbur Johnson Blake Abbeville, S. C. John Frank Gorrell Greensboro, N. C. George Wilson Greer Honea Path, S. C. Robert Simpson Johnston Norfolk, Va. William Belton Martin Abbeville, S. C. John Wilson McKay Mayesyille, S. C. James Aldrich Wyman Aiken, S. C. SOPHOMORE CLASS. For the Degree of A. B, Robert Hammond Adams Laurens, S. C. Charles Walter Allison ; Charlotte, N. C. Walter Radford Bailey . . . . . Woodleaf , N. C. Walter Washington Bain Wade, N. C. Clarence Linwood Black Davidson, N. C. Frederick Leroy Black Davidson, N. C. Augustus Clement Boney Wallace, N. C. Eugene Black Carr I Safe, N. C. William Early Cooper Hogansville, Ga. Charles Arthur Corn elson Orangeburg, S. C. James Wharey Currie Davidson, N. C. Rufus DeVane Dickson Raeford, N. C. Warner Harrington DuBose Soochow, China. Philip Samuel Easley Black Walnut, Va. Richard Thomas Gillespie, Jr Rock Hill, S. C Thomas Johnston Hutchison Rock Hill, S. C. Edgar Davis Kerr Rankin, N. C Robert George McAliley Chester, S. C. Mortimer Lacy McKinnon Hartsville, S. C Augustus Alex. McLean Gastonia, N. C. Peter McLean , Laurinburg, N. C Graham Alford McNair Hartsville, S. C. Walter Bruce McNair Adamsville, S. C. John Worthy McNeill. Vass, N. C Henry Middleton Parker, Jr James Island, S. C John Anderson Ratcliffe Elon College, N. C. Jesse Colin Rowan Carthage, N. C. Henry Ward Shannon Gastonia. N. C. Augustus Worth Shaw Lumber Bridge, N. C. Walter Latta Smith Rock Hill, S. C Walter Payne Sprunt Wilmington, N. C. 8 CATALOGUE OP James Benjamin Stimson Hopewell, N. C. Benjamin Gess Team, Jr Camden, S. C. Matthew Astor Thompson Charlotte, N. C. Redden Kirby Timmons Columbia, S. C. John McLelland Watts Fancy Hill, N. C. Leonard Waller White, Jr Abbeville, S. C. William Clarence Whitener Cornelius, N. C. George Marshall Wilcox Elberton, Ga. James Lydall Williams Gastonia, N. C. For the Degree of B. S. Joseph Archibald Cannon Concord, N. C. Tscharner Homington DeGraffenreid Chester, S. C. Pendleton Bernard Fetzer Concord, N. C. Joel Smith Morse Abbeville, S. C. Frank Killian Spratt Chester, S. C. Charles Albert VanNess Charlotte, N. C. Natt Taylor Wagner Asheville, N. C. FRESHflAN CLASS. For the Degree of A. B. Miles Burwell Abernethy Croft, N. C. Mack Berryhill Lodo, N. C. Duncan Archibald Blue Antler, N. C. George Howard Butler Pernambuco, Brazil. John Newton Campbell Carthage, N. C. Thomas King Currie Davidson, N. C. Clarendon Witherspoon Ervin Church, S. C. Chas. Daniel Forney Morganton, N. C. Wm. Thornwell Gibson Barium Springs, N. C, Matt. McMurray Grey Davidson, N. C. Allen Reece Harrison Huntersville, N. C. Geo. Phifer Heilig Davidson, N. C. Geo. Reece Hutchison Lincolnton, N. C. Jay Hepburn Lowrance Mooresville, N. C. John Alexander Mawhinney Marianna, Fla. Chas. Edward McDowell Asheville, N. C. Dudley Wm. Mclver Montgomery, Ala. Martin Luther McLean Maxton, N. C. John Alexander McQueen Morven, N. C. William Frances O'Kelley Conyers, Ga. George Lucas Paddison Wilmington, N. C. Richard Wilson Phillips Or wood, Miss. DAVIDSON COLLEGE. 9 William Washington Phillips Orwood, Miss. Frank Alexander Rankin Davidson, N. C. Fred. Wharton Rankin Mooresville, N. C. Neale Summers Stirewalt Davidson, N. C. William Taliaferro Thompson, Jr Washington, D. C Asa Thurston Taylorsville, N. C. Fred Tucker Newbern, N. C. Robert Garfield Vail Hodgdon, Maine. Samuel Clay Williams Mooresville, N. C. Benjamin Franklin Wyman, Jr Aiken, S. C. For the Degree of B. 5. John Hugh Barksdale Greenwood, S. C. Edwin Bruce Toccoa, Ga. Irvin Montgomery Craig Reidsville, N. C. Walter Scott Croker Columbus, N. C. Augustus Seymour Dennison Newbern, N. C. James Angus Finlayson, Jr Marianna, Fla. Robert Ruffner Hall Cardenas, Cuba. Stephen L,ynch Asheville, N. C. John Homer Mann St. Matthews, S. C. John Chesley McCaskill Maxton, N. C. Raven Ivor McDavid Woodville, S. C. Angus Dhew McKachin L,aurinburg, N. C. Henry Elliott Ruff Rock Hill, S. C. Dermot Shemwell Asheville, N. C. Henry Brower Smith Whitsett, N. C. Fred B. Warren Washington, N. C. Carlyle Holmes Weatherly Jamestown, N. C. Thomas Edwin Wharton Whitsett, N. C. Frank Elmore Young Clinton ; S. C. Ernest Harshon Yount Newton, N. C. ECLECTIC STUDENTS. Little Caldwell Adams Jonesville, N. C. Campbell Atkinson Baird Bethel Hill, N. C. Arthur Eugene Billings Viands, N. C. Mallory Vinson Burrows Rockford, N. C. Hugh Edgar Bowman Catawba, N. C. John Mason Boyce Blacksburg, S. C. Robert Harris Bradford Charlotte, N. C. Lewellyn Jackson Coppedge Rockingham, N. C. Neilson Pharr Coppedge . Rockingham, N. C. 10 CATALOGUE OF William Nicholas Dal ton Winston-Salem, N. C. John Alexander Dowd Eagle Springs, N. C. Abel Butler Funderburk Monroe, N. C. David Saunders George Buck Shoals, N. C. Price Barringer Hall Belmont, N. C. Henry Hiram Hodgin Red Springs, N. C. John Alexander Jetton Davidson, N. C. Robert Monroe Jetton ." Davidson, N. C. James Thomas Justice Sparkman, N. C. Thomas Gaston Kell Ardreys, N. C. James Franklin Laton Albemarle, N. C. Douglas Clarence Mclntyre Lumberton, N. C. Charles Erwin McLean Point, S. G. John William McLean Cameron, N. C. Richard Oscar McLeod McDonalds, N. C. Harry Maurice Montgomery Burlington, N. C. John Quincy Myers Ira, N. C. Thomas Jefferson Profitt Sugar Grove, N. C. Henry Clay Salmons Buck Shoals, N. C. Joseph Augustus Sisk Marler, N. C. Lewis C. Skinner Davidson, N. C. William Franklin Smith Salisbury, N. C. William Ivey Taylor Wilmington, N. C. Howard A. Varner Mill Bridge, N. C. James R. Young Mooresville, N. C. Samuel Meacham Withers Davidson, N. C. GRADUATE STUDENTS. Resident. NAME. POSTOFFICE. SUBJECT. David Schenck Craig, B. S Begonia, N. C English. Robert Hervey Lafferty, A. B. . . .Davidson, N. C. . . Chemistry. George Madison Maxwell, A. B. . .Davidson, N. C Chemistry. Non=Resident. A. A. McGeachy, A. B Fulton, Mo .Eng. Literature. S. H. Edmunds, A. B Sumter, S. C Eng. Literature. L.G.Henderson, A. B Americus, Ga Eng. Literature- E. S. Tillinghast, A. B Boulder, Mont Mathematics. T. W. DeVane, A. B Robinsonville, N. C. Economics. C. C. Orr, A. B Concord, N. C Economics. J. E. Brown, A. B Winston, N. C Greek W. A. Murray, A. B Sparta, N. C Eng. Literature . C. H. Little, A. B Martindale, N. C. . .Economics. J. W. Reid, A. B Gastonia, N. C. . . .Economics J. G. Varner, A. B Decatur, Tex Greek. J. E. Ward, A. B Seneca, S. C Latin. J. A. Winn, A B Asheville, N. C Latin. DAVIDSON COLLEGE. ' 11 sunnARY. Seniors 14 Juniors 30 Sophomores 47 Freshmen 52 Eclectics 35 Resident Post-Graduates 3 Total Number in Attendance 181 Applicants for Degrees. A. B 104 B. S 39 A. M. (resident) 3 A. M. (non-resident) 13 Representation. North Carolina 117 South Carolina 41 Georgia 4 Florida 5 Virginia ... 3 Alabama 1 Mississippi 2 Maine 1 District Columbia 1 Cuba 1 Brazil 1 China 2 Medalists for iooo-iooi. EUMENEAN SOCIETY. PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY. D. W. Richardson Debater's Medal W. R. Clegg. Reed Smith Essayist's Medal J. A. McLeod. R S. Johnston Declaimer's Medal W. W. Bain. Orator's Medal (given by both Societies) P. C. DuBose. Wm. Banks Biblical Medal Reed Smith. Roll of Honor for 1 900-1 901. Freshman Class— E. D. Kerr, J. W. Farrior, J. W. Currie, R. H. Adams, R. D. Dickson, R. K. Timmons. Sophomore Class — W. W. Arrowood, H. H. Caldwell. Junior Class — D. W. Richardson, J. S. Rowe. Senior Class— R. M. Patrick, Reed Smith, W. A. Watt. Punctuality Roll for 1900-1901. Freshman Class— W. R. Bailey, C. D. Black, E. B. Carr, J. W. Currie, J. N. McCord, B. G. Team, L. W. White. Sophomore Class — A. R. McQueen. Junior Class— W. R. Clegg, P. G. Gourdin. Senior Class— O. H. Matthews (for the whole four years), W. M. Sieks. r- 12 CATALOGUE OF I Distinctions in the Graduating Class of 1901. R. M. Patrick Valedictory . . Bowling Green, S. C. Reed Smith Salutatory Columbia, S. C. GRADUATES. May 29th, 1901. With the Degree of Bachelor of Arts. Milton Mbrris Caldwell Concord, N. C. William Pearce Chedester Asheville, N. C. Ralph Carroll Deal Greenville, S. C. Thornton Dudley Dupuy Davidson, N. C. Oliver Jones Huie .Atlanta, Ga. William Banks McClintock Charlotte, N. C. John Archibald McLeod Villanow, N. C. Orlando Howard Matthews Davidson, N. C. John Baxter Meacham Rock Hill, S. C. Rollin Moore Patrick Bowling Green, S. C. Walter Banks Reid Griffith, N. C. William Marion Sikes Greensboro, N. C. Samuel Ethelbert Sloop Miranda, N. C. Reed Smith Columbia, S. C. Hansell Watt Thomasville, Ga. William Augustine Watt Thomasville, Ga. With the Degree of Bachelor of Science. David Schenck Craig Begonia, N . C. John Franklin Dunn Ocala, Fla. Morrison Fetzer Concord, N. C. Joseph Boudinot Johnson Lincolnton, N. C. Leone Burns Newell Newell, N. C. Edwin Roy Wharton Greensboro, N. C. Stewart Baskin Sherard Moffittsville, S. C Kenneth Henry Mclntyre Carl, N. C. With the Degree of Master of Arts. John Lawrence Fairies, B. S Chicago, 111. John Eldred Flow, A. B Davidson, N. C. William Gilmer Perry, A. B Atlanta, Ga. Wade Hampton Thompson, A. B Anderson, S. C. Doctor of Divinity (Honorary). Rev. A. D McClure Wilmington, N. C. Rev. J. N. H. Summerell Washington, N. C. Doctor of Laws (Honorary). Rev. George Summey, D. D Clarksville, Tenn. DAVIDSON COLLEGE. 13 ORGANIZATION. ADMISSION. Age. — The earliest age at which, in general, it will be advantageous to enter college is at the completion of the fif- teenth year. The Faculty is authorized to matriculate a stu- dent at an earlier age, provided sufficient reasons exist. Testimonials. — Every applicant for matriculation must submit to the President satisfactory testimonials of good moral character, and if from an academy or college, a certifi- cate of dismission in good standing. Examinations for Admission.* — The examinations for admission are both oral and in writing. They are held on Wednesday before the opening of the session. All applicants are requested to present themselves on that day. Applicants desiring to be examined in the spring at their homes should request their teachers to communicate with the College on the subject. Students may be admitted at any time during the year to any class for which they are prepared. But it is desirable that they enter at the opening of a term, and, if possible, at the beginning of the academic year. Advanced Standing. — Candidates for the higher classes will be examined in all the studies previously gone over by the class which they propose to enter. Classification — Every student shall report each year to the President, who shall have charge of his classification and give judicious counsel and advice in the choice of courses and elective studies. N. B. — Every student, at his registration each year, shall enter into a covenant and sign a pledge that he will not engage in any form of hazing during the year, nor knowingly injure the property of the College. COURSES OF STUDY. I. The Classical Course. — Embracing the studies of the ordinary curriculum and elective studies. It occupies four years, and those who satisfactorily complete it receive the degree of A. B. II. The Scientific Course. — Designed for such as wish to pursue English and scientific studies mainly. It occupies four years, and leads to the degree of B. S. * See Entrance Requirements, page 14. 14 CATALOGUE OF 1 III. Eclectic Course — Students who do not wish to take either of the regular courses are permitted to select such branches of study as they may be qualified for, and to recite with the College classes, the number of their studies being subj ect to the direction of the Faculty. Certificates of branches studied and of attainments made will be given, if desired, to such as have satisfactorily pursued special studies. IV. Master's Course.— The degree of A. M. may be taken by a year's study in addition to the full A. B. or B. S. Course, to be elected out of the remaining studies of the College, or post-graduate studies. This is open to the graduates of all regular colleges. No tuition fee. This is a course for resi- dent students. V. Non-Resident Course. — The degree of A. M. is also con- ferred on those who have passed a prescribed course of study and stood approved examinations. No tuition fee. This is for non-resident graduates of Davidson College only, and includes a full year's work in some given line of study. FRESflflAN ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS. TO THE CLASSICAL COURSE. English*. — i. Language. — The principles of the language as given in any modern high-school grammar. 2. Composition. — Stress will be laid upon the practical knowledge of spelling, punctuation, the use of capital letters, and sentence and paragraph structure. No formal rhetoric will be required, but the use of such text book as Buehler's or Butler's School English, or Genung's Outlines of Rhetoric is recommended. 3 Literature. — The masterpieces appointed for college entrance by the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the South- ern States will be used as the basis of this part of the entrance requirements, or their equivalent may be offered. These texts for 1903, 1904, and 1905 are as follows : (1) For general reading : Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, and Julius Caesar ; The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers in The Spectator; Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield ; Coleridge's Ancient Mariner; Scott's Ivanhoe ; Carlyle's Essay on Burns ; Tennyson's Princess ; Lowell's Vision of Sir Launfal ; George Eliot's Silas Marner. (2) For study and practice : Shakespeare's Macbeth, Milton's Lyci- das, Comus, L'Allegro, and II Penseroso ; Burke's Speech on Concilia- tion with America ; Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison. Hathematics. — 1 Arithmetic. — One applying for admission to the Freshman Class is supposed to have completed this subject, and should be thoroughly familiar with the whole of a good school Arith- metic. 2. Algebra. — A thorough knowledge of the elements of Algebra is required through Radicals to Equations of the Second Degree. * These requirements will not be strictly enforced in 1902. DAVIDSON COLLEGE. IS 3. Geometry. — A knowledge of the first three books of Plane Geom- etry is quite desirable, though not required for entrance. Latin. — 1. Grammar. — Gildersleeve's Latin Primer, Latin Reader, and Exercise Book (fifty pages), or their equivalent ; a Latin Gram- mar, e. g., Allen and Greenough's or Gildersleeve's, through case constructions. 2. Reading. — Four Books of Caesar and Cicero's Orations against Catiline, or their equivalent. Greek. — 1. Grammar. — White's Beginner's Greek Book, or Gleason and Atherton's First Greek Book, or an equivalent. 2. Reading. — First and Second Books of Xenophon's Anabasis. TO THE SCIENTIFIC COURSE. In Mathematics and English the same as for the Classical Course. In Latin the preparation should be the same, but the requirements are not at present so rigidly enforced. TO THE ECLECTIC COURSE. Eclectic students may pursue any College courses for which, in the judgment of the Faculty and the Professor in charge, they are pre- pared. An eclectic student must have a full complement of studies, and their selection is subject to the control of the Faculty. Many students, eclectic in the early part of their course, go on to the attain- ment of a regular degree. As the public schools of the South give no instruction in Greek, provision is made for students to begin this study at College under a skilful and thoroughly competent instructor. It sometimes happens that applicants for admission are deficient in one or more of the above requirements. For their benefit there is one elementary class in Latin and one in Algebra. Deficiencies in English may also be removed by study under the Assistant in that department. The College has no attached academy nor preparatory department. Students wholly unprepared for regular College work are advised to remain in secondary schools. CERTIFICATES. The Faculty may admit, without examination, students who present satisfactory certificates from the teachers who have prepared them for College. Blank certificates for this purpose may be obtained from the President, but their use is not obligatory. EXAMINATIONS AT A DISTANCE. Applicants for admission desiring to stand entrance examinations at their homes during the spring or summer should correspond with the President on the subject. REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE STUDIES. The Freshman and Sophomore studies are obligatory, except as provided for in the B. S. and Eclectic courses. The Junior and Senior studies are elective, the successful completion of ten of them being necessary to graduation, five being taken each year. The selection is made at the beginning of the year, with the advice and consent of the President, and ordinarily no change of studies is allowed after the work of the class has begun. 16 CATALOGUE OF SCHEHE OF STUDIES FOR THE DEGREE OF A. B. FRESHMAN CLASS. 1. Latin. — Curtius; Cicero; Gildersleeye's Latin Grammar (1894); Gildersleeve's Exercise Book ; Composition. 2. Greek. — Zenophon's Cyropaedia ; Plato ; Parallel ; Goodwin's Greek Grammar ; El. Lessons in Greek Syntax (Winchell) ; The Greek in English (Goodell) ; Classic Myths (Gayley). 3. Hathematics.— Bowser's College Algebra ; Phillips & Fisher's Geometry. 4. Physics. — Hoadley's Brief Course in Physics. 5. English. — Newcomer's Rhetoric ; Scott & Denny's Paragraph Writing ; Selected Texts for Class-Room Study. 6. Biblical Instruction. — A Reference Bible; Bible Course Syllabus (Shearer) ; a Bible Dictionary ; Coleman's Historical Text-Book and Atlas of Biblical Geography. SOPHOnORE CLASS. 1. Latin. — Livy ; Horace; Roman History; Gildersleeve's Gram- mar ; Composition. 2. Greek. — Herodotus (Keep) ; Homer (School Iliad, Seymour) ; Goodwin's Greek Grammar ; History of Greece (Botsford) ; Story of the Odyssey (Church) ; Composition. 3. rtathematics. — Phillips & Fisher's Geometry — finished ; Went- worth's Plane and Spherical Trigonometry ; Wentworth's Analytical Geometry. 4. Chemistry. — Remsen's Inorganic Chemistry, Briefer Course ; Laboratory Work ; Reports ; Lectures. 5. English. — Genung's Working Principles of Rhetoric ; Brook's English Literature ; Pancoast's Introduction to American Literature ; Selected English and American Poetry and Prose. 6. Biblical Instruction. — Same Books as in the Freshman Class, and Prideaux's Connection of Sacred and Profane History (Harper). JUNIOR CLASS. (Studies Elective. Five to be Chosen.) 1. Latin. — Plautus ; Terence; Tacitus; Private Reading; Gil- dersleeve's Grammar ; Cruttwell's Roman Literature ; Lectures. 2. Greek — Demosthenes ; Euripides ; Greek Literature ( Jebb) ; Poetic Versions of Homer (Bryant) ; Aeschylus (Plumptre) ; Sophocles (Plumptre) ; Euripides (Lawton, Way) ; Aristophanes (Frere) ; Good- win's Greek Grammar ; Composition ; Lectures. 3. riathematics. — Nichols' Analytic Geometry; Venable's Notes on Solid Geometry ; Taylor's Calculus. 4. Physics. — S. P. Thompson's Elec. and Magnetism ; Laboratory Work ; Lectures. 5. Applied Hathematics. — Church's Descriptive Geometry; Car- hart's Plane Surveying ; Carhart's Field Book for Civil Engineers. 6. Chemistry. — Qualitative Analysis (Stoddard) ; Synthesis of Inor- ganic Compounds ; Written Reports ; Lectures. 7. English. — Smith's Old English Grammar, with Prose and Poetic Selections ; Liddell's Chaucer ; Lounsbury's English Language. DAVIDSON COLLEGE. 17 8. History. — Adam's Medieval and Modern History ; Terry's His- tory of England. 9. French — Whitney's French Grammar; Petit Chose, Gil Bias ; La Mare au Diable ; Private Reading ; Composition. 10. German. — Joynes-Meissner's Grammar; Elementary, Interme- diate, and Advanced Texts ; Gore's German Science Reader. 11. Biblical Instruction. — Bible; "Syllabus"; Bible Dictionary; " Coleman"; Robinson's English Harmony ; Lectures ; Evidences. SENIOR CLASS. (Studies Elective. Five to be Chosen.) 1. Latin. — Juvenal (Hardy); Terence ; Plautus ; Selections from the Elegiac Poets. 2. Greek. — Thucydides ; Sophocles ; iEschylus ; Lectures ; Com- parative Grammar ; Greek Literature (Jebb), and see list under Junior Class, Greek. 3. ilathematics. — Taylor's Calculus ; Weld's Determinants ; Barton's Theory of Equations ; Lectures. 4. Astronomy and fleteorology. — Young's General Astronomy ; Waldo's Elementary Meteorology ; Lectures. 5. Jlineralogy and Geology. — Foye's Handbook of Mineralogy ; Scott's Introduction to Geology ; Lectures. 6. Chemistry, Course A. — Analytical Chemistry ; Various Texts. 7. Chemistry, Course B. — First Half Year. — Organic Chemistry (Remsen); Laboratory Work, Orndorff's Manual. Second Half Year, either 1. Theoretical Chemistry, Remsen or Meyer ; Lectures, or 2. Physiological Chemistry, Wolf ; Lectures. 8. Logic and Economics. — Creighton's Logic ; Ely's Political Economy. 9. English.— Dowden's Shakespeare Primer; The Globe Shakespeare; The Arden Texts ; the Globe edition of Milton ; Gummere's Poetics ; selected works. 10. riental and noral Philosophy. — Elements of Psychology (Davis); Haven's History of Philosophy ; Dabney's Practical Philosophy ; Lec- tures. 11. French. — Whitney's French Grammar ; Selections from Erck- mann Chatrian, Corneille, Racine, Moliere, and Victor Hugo ; Private Reading ; Composition. 12. German. — Joynes-Meissner's Grammar ; Short History of Ger- man Literature (Hosmer); Composition ; Lessing ; Goethe ; Schiller ; German Scientific Reading (Brandt and Day). SCHEflE OF STUDIES FOR THE DEGREE OF B. S. Freshman Class. — One Modern Language is substituted for Greek in the A. B. Course. Sophomore Class. — The other Modern Language may be substi- tuted for Latin, and any Junior study may be elected in the place of Greek. Junior and Senior Classes. — Any five studies may be elected out of the A. B. Course in each class, at least two of which must be scientific or mathematical each year. SCHEriE OF STUDIES FOR RESIDENT A. H. COURSE. Any five elections out of such Junior and Senior studies as were not included in the A. B. or B. S. Course, or Post-Graduate work in special departments. 18 CATALOGUE OF SCHEHE OF STUDIES FOR NON=RESIDENT A. 1*1. COURSE. A full year's work in any department of study selected by the appli- cant and agreed on by the Faculty. This course is offered only to graduates of Davidson College. COURSE OF INSTRUCTION. THE LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. v. Professor Grey. The course in Latin extends over four years. In the Fresh- man and Sophomore Classes the study is required ; in the Junior and Senior Classes it is optional. Attention is paid both to the grammatical and to the rhetor- ical structure of the language, and throughout the course accuracy of translation and the analysis of the sentence are constantly insisted upon. Careful training is given in writing Latin. For this purpose original connected exercises are employed, as well as approved exercise books. The course includes the History and Literature of Rome. In the lower classes these subjects are treated in compendious form ; fuller consideration is given them in the higher. During the session frequent written review examinations are held, and the student is given much practice in written trans- lations. In addition to the regular class-room work, a course of parallel reading is required in all the classes. Freshman Class. — This class meets four times a week. Special attention is given to the forms, and the class enters upon the systematic study of Latin Syntax. Text-Books. — Curtius (Crosby) ; Cicero De Senectute and De Ami- citia (Bennett) ; Gildersleeve's Exercise Book ; Gildersleeve's Gram- mar (1894) ; Harper's Latin Dictionary. Sophomore Class. — This class meets three times a week. Particular attention is devoted to the syntax of the language and to the metres of Horace. Text-Books. — Livy (Westcott) ; Horace (Bennett and Rolfe) ; Roman History (Botsford). Junior Class. — This class meets three times a week, and, in addition to the general work of the class in translation and Latin Composition, gives attention to the Latin Metre and to the History and Literature of Rome. Text-Books. — Plautus' Aulularia (Wagner), and Pseudolus (Morris) ; Terence, Adelphi and Phormio ; Tacitus' Germania and Agricola (Allen) ; Private Reading ; Grammar ; History of Roman Literature (Cruttwell). Senior Class. — This class meets three times a week. In this class the study of Roman Literature is completed. In DAVIDSON COLLEGE 19 connection with the authors read in this class, attention is given to characteristics of style and to the history and develop- ment of the language. Text-Books. — Juvenal (Hardy) ; The Andriaand Heatontimorumenos of Terence ; Selections from the Elegiac Poets ; Plautus' Mostellaria and Stichus. GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. A Professor Harding. This course is completed in four years. It is compulsory in the Freshman and Sophomore, and elective in the Junior and Senior Classes. Greek-English and English-Greek exer- cises constitute a most important feature of the work, and the principles involved are thoroughly discussed from week to week. The classes are also practiced in sight-reading. Freshman Class. — (Four hours a week.) The work of the year consists in Translation, Drill in Forms and in the Ele- ments of Syntax, the Study of Classic Myths, and a careful tracing of the Greek Element in English Etymology. Text-Books. — Xenophon's Cyropaedia ; Plato ; Parallel ; Goodwin's Greek Grammar ; Elementary Lessons in Greek Syntax (Winchell) ; The Greek in English (Goodell) ; Clastic Myths (Gayley). Sophomore Class. — (Three hours a week.) This class is mainly occupied with Translations, repeated Drill in Forms, Composition of Words, Structure of Sentences, and the Details of Syntax. The variations of Herodotus and Homer, in point of form and syntax, from the norm of the Attic style, are duly noted and emphasized. The metre of the Homeric hexameter is treated exhaustively and made familiar by daily exercises in scansion. The severe side of the work in this class is relieved by a survey of Greek History. Text-Books. — Herodotus ; Homer's Odyssey ; Parallel ; Goodwin's Grammar ; History of Greece (Botsf ord) ; Story of the Odyssey (Church). Junior Class. — (Three recitations a week.) In this class more attention is given to translation and the literary form, so as to secure rapidity and facility in translating, and conse- quent sympathy with the style and spirit of the authors read. In the study of syntax the grammar is largely supplemented by notes and lectures from the instructor ; in the study of metre careful attention is given to the varieties and intrica- cies of lyric versification as found in the Greek tragedians. The systematic study of the literature requires one hour a week. The text-book is supplemented by abundant parallel work in approved English translations, exhibiting the thought and subject-matter of each several author. Synonyms by Eecture. Text-Books. — Demosthenes ; Euripides ; Parallel ; Greek Litera- 20 CATALOGUE OF ture ; Poetic Versions of two or three in the following list : Homer, ^SJschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes ; Goodwin's Greek Grammar ; Lectures. Senior Class. — (Three recitations a week. ) In this year the language is viewed more especially from its artistic and aesthetic side. The study of the literature and parallel work in English translations are continued. Literary and rhetorical criticism is attempted, and the class notes the distinctive marks and characteristics of the several styles of leading ©reek authors. An attempt is made to trace the influence of Greek legend and mythology on English literature. Another feature of the Senior year is the study of Compara- tive Philology on the basis of the etymology and the inflection of Greek words. This course, though brief, presents the general principles of the old and new systems of Indo- European Phonetics, and serves as a preparation for post-grad- uate work. Text-Books. — Thucydides; Sophocles; ^schylus ; Parallel; Greek Literature (see list under Junior Class); Lectures; Comparative Gram- mar. Lexicons and other Books of Reference. — Liddell and Scott's Greek Lexicon (seventh edition or the Intermediate insisted on); Yonge's English Greek Dictionary ; Smith's and Anthon's Classical Dictionary; Long's or Kiepert's Ancient Atlas, or Ginn and Company's Classical Atlas. riATHEHATICS. Professor J. L. Douglas. There are five classes in Mathematics, and, as stated else- where, all students are required to study the subjects that are taught in the two lower classes. Much stress is laid on the solution in writing of original exercises designed to illustrate or to supplement the principles developed in the text. In the regular course sufficient field work is taught to enable a stu- dent to solve the ordinary problems of Surveying, Draining, and Irrigation. The class in Applied Mathematics gives an opportunity to those who desire to take an extended course in that subject. The College is well supplied with the most approved engineering instruments. Freshman Class. — This class studies Algebra and Plane Geometry. There are four recitations a week. Applicants for admission to this class must be familiar with Algebra as far as Quadratic Equations. Some knowledge of Geometry will also be found profitable. Text-Books. — Bowser's College Algebra ; Phillips and Fisher's Geometry. Sophomore Class. — The Sophomore Class recites four times a week. The subjects taught are, Solid and Modern Geom- etry, Plane and Spherical Trigonometry, and Analytical Ge- ometry. DAVIDSON COLLEGE. 21 Text-Books. — Phillips and Fisher's Geometry ; Wentworth's Trig- onometry ; Wentworth's Analytical Geometry ; Lectures. Junior Class. — The Junior Class (elective) recites three times a week, and studies Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, and Differential Calculus. Text-Books. — Nichol's Analytical Geometry ; Venable's Notes on Solid Geometry ; Taylor's Calculus. Senior Class. — Pure Mathematics. — This class (elective) recites three times a week. The subjects taught are the Dif- ferential and the Integral Calculus, Determinants, and Theory of Equations. Text-Books. — Differential and Integral Calculus completed (Os- borne's); Weld's Determinants ; Barton's Theory of Equations ; Lec- tures. Applied Mathematics. — The class in Applied Mathematics (elective) meets for recitation or field practice three times a week. The subjects taught are : Descriptive Geometry ; General Theory and Practice of Land, Topograpical and Geo- detical Surveying ; Determination of Heights and Distances ; Leveling ; Draining ; Location and Laying out of Works, such as Roads, Canals, etc.; Drawing Maps, Profiles, and Cross-Sections ; Calculations of Quantities of Earthwork and Masonry. Text-Books. — Church's Descriptive Geometry ; Carhart's Plane Surveying ; Carhart's Field Book for Civil Engineers ; Lectures. THE FRENCH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. Professor Grey. A two years' course, and elective. Three times a week in each class. Junior Class. — The student first studies the elements of French. After a month or six weeks he takes up the work of translation, continuing at the same time the study of Forms, Pronunciation, and Syntax. Special attention is given to writing French. Text-Books. — Whitney's Grammar ; Petit Chose (Daudet); La Mare au Diable (Sand); Gil Bias (Lesaye); Private Reading from de la Be- dolliere, Genin, Assollant and Dumas ; Gasc's French Dictionary. Senior Class. — The work of this class is devoted principally to translation, with due attention to Pronunciation and Syntax. A course in French Composition is also given. Text-Books. — Whitney's Grammar ; Voltaire's Siecle de Louis XIV; Classic French Plays (Joynes); Victor Hugo's Ruy Bias; Le Romantisme Francais (Crane); Private Reading from Daudet, Souves- tre, Beaumarchais, Jules Verne, and Merimee. THE GERHAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. Professor Harding. This is a two years' course, and is elective. Three recita- tions a week in each class. 22 CATALOGUE OS' Junior Class — No previous study of the language is re- quired for entrance into this class. The pronunciation, forms, idioms, and grammatical structure are emphasized, with ample black-board and composition exercises. In a short time the class begins the translation of easy prose, which is pushed more rapidly as the year advances.. Text-Books. — Joynes-Meissner's Grammar ; Elementary, Interme- diate, and Advanced Texts ; Gore's German Science Reader ; Parallel. Senior Class. — The systematic study of the Grammar is continued with written exercises. In addition to the reading of standard authors, some attention is given to the literature of the language. Text-Books. — Joynes-Meissner's Grammar ; Composition ; Hostner's German Literature ; Lessing ; Goethe ; Schiller ; German Scientific Reading (Brandt and Lay) ; Parallel ; Lexicons : Fluegel-Schmidt- Tanger, Adler, Whitney, Heath. CHEillSTRY. Professor flartin, I*lr. King, J*lr. flcConnell, nr. Rowe. The course in Chemistry covers three years. So much of it as is taught to the Sophomores is required. It is elective in the Junior and Senior years. The department is amply sup- plied with apparatus and chemicals for lectures, lecture experi- mentation, and laboratory work, and the instruction is made distinctively practical throughout — a constant drill in the habit of observation and of reasoning therefrom. The Martin Chemical Laboratory, a new building recently erected and equipped for the special use of the department, offers excellent facilities for the work in chemistry. While the importance of lectures and recitations is not lost sight of, the greatest stress is laid upon the work in the laboratory, where the student is made to verify for himself (as far as pos- sible) the laws underlying the science, believing that in this way alone he will get a true conception of these fundamental laws and the theories offered in explanation of them. Here the earnest effort is made to teach the student to be thorough and exact, and to use his mental powers as well as his manip- ulative skill. It is expected that the student who has com- pleted the courses in this department shall not only be a chem- ical mechanic of considerable ability, but shall also have an intelligent knowledge and appreciation of the principles and laws underlying his work. The laboratory is opened daily from 8:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. Sophomore Class. — (Two recitations and one laboratory period a week. ) In this class the elementary facts of Inor- ganic Chemistry are taught by text-book and lecture, accom- panied by experimental illustrations, and by laboratory work DAVIDSON COLLEGE. 23 done by the student under the personal supervision of an instructor. The students are required to work by sections in the laboratory one afternoon each week, and taught to perform and record accurately such experiments as best illustrate the progress of their class-room work. The topics are selected with distinct reference to their bearing on the general princi- ples of the science, and earnest effort is made to ground the student in the simpler of these principles. Text-Books. — Remsen's Chemistry, Briefer Course ; Experiments Selected by the Professor ; Lectures. Junior Class. — The work of this class is distinctly practical throughout. Qualitative Analysis (based on Stoddard) is taught during the first half year (to February ist). In ad- dition to thorough laboratory work, covering the metals, inorganic acids, salts, alloys, and ores, the student is drilled in reaction writing and required to devise methods of his own for the separation and detection of the metals and acids. He is also constantly questioned as to the reasons for the different steps and how best to overcome any difficulties which may arise. While conference may at any time be had with professor or assistant, the wisdom of learning to be self-reliant is persist- ently taught. Each student is required to make constant use of the Chemical Library, which has had large additions lately in the way of dictionaries, reference works and standard texts. To these additions will be made each year. After February ist the class is engaged in the making of in- organic preparations. In this synthetic work the student is taught to make and purify a number of substances so selected as to carry him through as many different kinds of operations as possible. By reference to the library he selects the method which he deems best suited to his purposes, submits an ab- stract of it, including all calculations of amounts of material and description of all apparatus needed, to the instructor, who, passing upon it, gives him the necessary material and apparatus. The work is under the constant inspection and criticism of the instructor, and with the presentation of the sample of his product the student is required to hand in a care- fully prepared thesis of his work. Stress is laid upon the reactions involved and the overcoming of difficulties as they arise. Senior Class. — There are two chemical courses offered in this class, each of which constitutes a senior election. Course A. Analytical Chemistry. — During the fall term the work comprises the simpler methods of gravimetric and vol- umetric analysis. After this the work is conducted along lines suited to the needs and wishes of the individual student. 24 CATALOGUE OF Courses in the past have been given in Mineral Analysis, Fer- tilizer Analysis, Electro-chemical Analysis, and Medical Chem- istry. The text-books in this course are the works of different authors found in the library, to the constant use of which the students are directed. Course B. — From September to February ist Organic Chem- istry (Remsen) is taught. The class meets three times a week for lecture and recitation. An earnest effort is made to thor- oughly ground the student in the underlying principles of the subject and to give him a good grasp of the classification rather than to require him to make an exhaustive study of any set of compounds. Special attention is paid to reaction work and to the reasons for the acceptation of the Structural formulae given. The lecture work is supplemented by a laboratory course in the Synthesis of such compounds as best illustrate the most important classes and reactions. Orndorff's Manual is followed in the laboratory. After February ist two courses are offered, either of which the student may elect as best suits his needs. Course B. i. Theoretical Chemistry. — Lectures and recita- tions based on Meyer or Remsen. The effort here is to clinch, to deepen, to broaden, believing that the student is now pre- pared to appreciate a more comprehensive discussion of the laws and theories of chemistry. Course B. 2. Physiological Chemistry. — This is mainly a laboratory course and is intended for such students as expect to study medicine. It includes the study of such carbohydrates as are found in the animal body or are concerned in digestion or fermentation, the fats, proteins, blood, saliva, the fluids of the stomach and pancreas, digestion, bile, milk, urine and calculi. Text-Book. — Wolf's Physiological Chemistry and Urine Examina- tion. For reference : Hammarsten translated by Mandel. Master of Arts Course. — (Post-Graduate) . The work in this course is laboratory work in the main, but in addition there will be text-book and lecture work along advanced lines, upon which the student will be examined orally or in writing. The candidate must have completed the Chemistry courses of the under-graduate department and have received the B. A. or B. S. in this institution or in some other college offering an equivalent course in Chemistry. The work will be along the lines suited to the needs or desires of the student. Independent work will be encouraged, and an acceptable thesis must be presented on a subject assigned. davidson coi,i,e;ge. 25 PHYSICS. Professor J. 1*1. Douglas. Freshman Class. — This class recites twice a week in Ele- mentary Physics. During the fall term the class studies Matter and its Properties, Dynamics of liquids and Gases, and Elementary Mechanics. The second term is given to the study of Heat, Sound, Electricity, and Light. The only mathematical knowledge necessary to the successful prosecu- tion of the course is an acquaintance with the elements of Algebra and Geometry, and of the Metric System, which is used through the entire course. The facts are explained by numerous familiar lectures and illustrated by daily experi- ments. The simpler experiments are often performed and discussed by members of the class. Text-Books. — Henderson and Woodhull's Introduction to Physics ; Lectures. Junior Class. — (Three hours a week.) The course is con- fined to the department of Electricity, and is made both prac- tical and thorough, though necessarily elementary. The de- partment is supplied with Voltmeters, Ammeters, Wheat- stone's Bridges, etc., a Fein Experimental Dynamo, Wireless Telegraphy Apparatus, and the largest X-Ray outfit in the State. All these are used by the members of the class, and explained by numerous lectures. A complete set of specially prepared problems is worked out by the students pari passu with the study of the text. Laboratory Work. — The Student's Laboratory is connected with the dynamo of a neighboring factory, and supplied with storage-batteries. Currents of any voltage and amperage desired can thus be supplied to each desk. The experimental vVork of the class is carried on during the whole year, and all experiments carefully recorded on blanks prepared for the purpose. A well- furnished work-shop is attached to the Laboratory, and an annual appropriation made by the Trustees for the purchase of new apparatus. Text-Books. — Sylvanus P. Thompson's Electricity and Magnetism (latest edition) ; Houston and Kennelly's Alternating Currents, with numerous Lectures. ASTRONOMY AND HETEROLOGY. Professor J. fl. Douglas. Senior Class. — (Three times a week.) Astronomy. — This course is mathematical as well as physi- cal. A knowledge of Spherical Trigonometry is necessary, and of Conic Sections is desirable, for its successful prosecu- tion. The discussions of the text-books are supplemented by numerous lectures. The Physical Laboratory contains a full 26 CATALOGUE OF set of maps, charts, globes, apparatus for the projection of astronomical phenomena, sextant, etc., and a Clark & Son's Refracting Telescope, which are constantly used by members of the class. Meteorology \ — After the first of March the class studies Meteorology, and is taught to handle a full set of instruments for determining air pressure, temperature, moisture, rainfall, etc. Text-Books. — Young's General Astronomy ; Waldo's Elementary Meteorology ; Lectures. HINERALOQY AND GEOLOGY. Professor J. M. Douglas. Senior Class. — (Three times a week). Mineralogy and Lithology. — Mineralogy and Lithology are taught during the first term. About one hundred and seventy- five of the most important minerals and rocks are placed in the hands of the class and carefully studied. The course is distinctly practical. Laboratory. — Each student is supplied with a separate blow- pipe, table, and necessary apparatus, and handles from five hundred to eight hundred specimens of minerals and rocks during the course. A part of each recitation is devoted to the determination of unknown minerals. The College cabinet of minerals, containing over three thousand specimens, is open to the students every day. Geology. — Geology is studied during the second term. The elements of Botany and Zoology are taught by lectures as a preparation for the study of Historical Geology. About two hundred typical fossils are studied as a part of the daily work of the class, and the large cabinet, embracing over six thou- sand specimens, is accessible every day. A carefully prepared thesis on a subject assigned by the Professor is required of each student. Text-Books. — Foye's Hand-book of Mineralogy ; Dana's Text-book of Geology ; Lectures. ENGLISH. Professor Harrison The study of English has three distinct but closely related branches, all of which are necessary to a rounded knowledge of the subject. These are, first, rhetoric and composition, the object of which is to teach a man to express his thoughts clearly, forcibly, and elegantly, both in spoken and written discourse ; second, the language in its historical development, a knowledge of which is absolutely necessary to a correct un- derstanding of the language as it exists to-day , and, third, DAVIDSON COlvLEGB. 27 literature, both English and American. In order to cover so extensive a field, the course in English is carefully planned to run through four years. Each class recites three times a week, except the Freshmen, which meets twice. Freshman Class — The principles and practice of English composition occupy the chief attention of this class, although the reading of classic prose and poetry constitutes an import- ant part of the work. The study is pursued as follows : i. Composition and Rhetoric. 2. The reading in class of standard writings, both as litera- ture and as models of style. 3. Parallel reading in assigned works ; frequent written exercises and themes. Text-Books. — Newcomer's Rhetoric ; Scott and Denny's Paragraph Writing ; Selected Texts for Class-Room Study. Sophomore Class. — The subjects studied by this class are as follows : 1. Advanced Rhetoric. — Formal essays are written through- out the year, giving practice in description, narration, exposi- tion, and argumentation. 2. The General History of English Literature, accompanied with parallel and class-room readings in English prose and poetry. 3. American Literature. — The general history of the litera- ture is studied, and selections from Poe, Lanier and other American writers are read in class. Each student, as parallel work, makes a full, independent study of the life and works of one or more American authors. JText-Books. — Genung's Working Principles of Rhetoric ; Brooke's English Literature ; Pancoast's Introduction to American Literature ; selected English and American poetry and prose. Junior Class. — Elective for Juniors and Seniors. The de- velopment of the English language from the earliest written records to the present day is studied first inductively, then the subject is presented in comprehensive review. In the same way the course of the literature from the time of King Alfred to the death of Chaucer is followed. The courses are : 1. Old English Grammar ; readings from both the prose and the poetry of the period. 2. Middle English Grammar ; the literature, particularly as represented by Chaucer. 3. A consecutive history of the development of the English language. 4. Parallel reading ; essays and orations. Text-Books. — Smith's Old English Grammar, with prose and poetic selections ; Liddell's Chaucer ; Lounsbury's English Language. 28 CATALOGUE OF Senior Class. — Elective for Seniors. The entire year is devoted to the study of English literature. The following courses will be given in the year 1 902-1 903 : 1. Shakespeare. Two or three plays will be studied criti- cally and several read rapidly in class. Parallel study is made of the Elizabethan period, both in -its general history and in its literature ; especial attention is given to the drama con- temporary with Shakespeare. 2. Milton. Paradise Lost. Parallel study of Puritan England. 3. Poets of the Nineteenth Century : Shelley, Words- worth, Tennyson, and Browning. 4. The history and principles of English poetry. 5. Victorian Prose : Carlyle, Ruskin, Matthew Arnold. 6. Parallel reading ; essays and orations. Text-Books. — Dowden's Shakespeare Primer ; the Globe Shake- speare ; the A1 den Texts ; the Globe edition of Milton ; Gummere's Poetics ; Selected Works. HISTORY. Professor Harrison. Junior Class. — The class meets three times a week. Two courses are offered, as follows : 1. First Term. — Medieval and Modern History. In addition to the critical study of a text-book, extensive parallel reading is assigned, and each student makes a detailed investigation into the life and times of some great character, as Mohammed, Charlemagne, Luther, Napoleon, Bismarck, and writes a thesis upon his work. 2. Second Term. — The History of England. Parallel work similar to that in the first term is done. A special feature of the work on English history will be the analytic study of great national documents and important Acts of Parliament. The development of the Constitution and the present Govern- ment of Great Britain will be carefully studied. Text-Books. — Adams's Medieval and Modern History ; Terry's His- tory of Englaud. LOGIC AND ECONOMICS. Professor Harrison. Senior Class. — The class meets three times a week. Logic. First Term. — Both Deductive and Inductive Logic are studied. The views of various writers upon the subject are discussed, and particular attention is given to the practical application of Logic in correct reasoning, in avoiding fallacies, and in the modern scientific methods. Logic is treated not solely as a means of intellectual discipline, but as a science of practical value. Text-Book. — Creighton's Logic. DAVIDSON COLLEGE. 29 Political Economy. Second Term. — The general principles of the subject are presented in a text-book. As parallel work, the students make special investigations into various problems of immediate interest, such as trusts, banks and banking, money, the tariff, and social questions. Care is taken to have both sides of these topics studied, so that fairness as well as love of truth may be instilled. Text-Book. — Ely's Political Economy. BIBLICAL INSTRUCTION. Professor Shearer. This chair embraces the study of the English Scriptures and the evidences of Christianity. These are all taught pari passu until near the close of the course. This course extends over three years of the curriculum. The leading object is to mas- ter the contents of the sacred page, just as any other text- book is mastered, by careful study and class-room drill. All the historical and historico-prophetical books are studied in minute details in both Testaments, and the poetical and epistolary books are studied by ample reference through the entire course. It therefore embraces Bible History, Oriental History, the Connections of Sacred and Profane History, Geography, Arch- aeology in the light of modern researches in the East ; Laws, moral, ceremonial, civil, and social ; Typology, Miracles, Ful- filled Prophecies, and the Unities of Scripture. Evidences of Christianity is formally added as an appendix to the course, though carefully discussed throughout, and there is needed only a summing up and classifying in system- atic^and scientific form. Freshman Class. — This class has three recitations a week, beginning with the Book of Genesis and ending at Samuel's administration. Sophomore Class. — Two recitations a week, beginning with the Kingdom and ending with the birth of Christ, embracing Oriental History as it interlaces with Jewish History. Junior Class. — Three times a week. The Life of Christ on the principle of the Harmony of the Gospels ; all New Testa- ment History ; Bible Morality as expounded in the Sermon on the Mount and elsewhere ; the Unities of Scripture ; Evidences of Christianity. Besides these things, the Professor conducts, by lecture and references, review studies of the entire Scriptures by topics, such as the Family, the Sabbath, the Sacrifices, the Cove- nants, the Issues of Science, the Jewish Polity — civil, social, and ecclesiastical ; the Synagogue, the Church, the influence 30 catalogue; ok of Revelation on all philosophies and religions, and topics too numerous to mention. Text-Books. — All the classes are required to have Shearer's Bible Course Syllabus, a Bible Dictionary, Coleman's Historical Text-Book of Biblical Geography, and an English Bible. A reference Bible is preferred. A Teacher's Bible is better still. The Sophomore Class is referred, in addition, to Prideaux's Connec- tions of Sacred and Profane History. The Junior Class handles, in addition, Robinson's English Harmony, Alexander's Evidences, and several books of reference. Every student is required during the entire course to use pencil and tablet in the class-room, to take notes of explana- tions and discussions by the Professor, and to copy the same afterwards for his inspection. This of itself is a fine discip- line for the student, and enables the Professor more profit- ably to traverse every department of human thought and action for illustration and elucidation of the Sacred Oracles. riENTAL AND HORAL PHILOSOPHY. Professor Shearer. This is a Senior course. Three recitations a week. The study of Psychology and of the history of Philosophy will occupy one-half of the year, not separately, but, as far as pos- sible, jointly, so as to elucidate Psychology on a historical basis. Careful attention will be given to show the relations of a sound Philosophy to all the great problems of the ages, and also to discover the vicious progency of a false Metaphysics. Moral Philosophy proper, or Ethics, will occupy the other half year, and all the more profitably, because the student has already discussed every fundamental principle of Ethical Phil- osophy in the Bible course, with exhaustive applications in the form of practical morals, and because the study of Psychology proper embraces in it every power, capacity, faculty, disposi- tion, volition of the soul. Text-Books. — Elements of Psychology (Davis) ; Haven's History of Philosophy ; Dabney's Practical Philosophy ; Lectures. DAVIDSON COLLEGK. 31 NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL COLLEGE. This school is a separate corporation from Davidson College, but located on adjoining grounds, and with a College connec- tion by which Chemistry, Physics, and other sciences are taken in connection with the classes of Davidson College. The Medical students have access to the Library and Gym- nasium upon payment of the usual fees. The Medical College equipment includes, besides general lecture rooms, laboratories for the study of Practical Anatomy, Histology, Pathology, and Bacteriology. The fledical College Hospital is well equipped for the treat- ment of medical and surgical cases, and a large number of patients have been treated during the past year. The Senior Class is divided into four sections, and these sections are assigned in rotation to do special work in the operating room, wards of the Hospital, and other Clinics. In addition to the clinical instruction furnished at Davidson, during the past session convenient rooms were secured in the city of Charlotte for clinical instruction under the immediate supervision of the physicians of Charlotte. The Charlotte Clinic will be continued during the coming sessions, and one or more sections of students will be kept there throughout the session. Faculty. — Dr. J. P. Munroe, President ; Dr, E. Q. Hous- ton, Dr. W. J. Martin. Jr., Dr. G. M. Maxwell, Dr. J. M. Douglas, Dr. W. H. Wooten. Clinical Lecturers. — Dr. I. W. Faison, Dr. Geo. W. Gra- ham, Dr. A. J. Crowell, Dr. R. I,. Gibbon, Dr. J. R. Irwin, Dr. E. R. Russell, Dr. W. O. Nisbett, Dr. C. M. Strong, Dr. W. H. Wakefield, Dr. C. H. C. Mills. Write for catalogue of North Carolina Medical College, and address for other particulars, * Dr. J. P. Munrok, Davidson, N. C. 32 CATALOGUE OF GENERAL REMARKS Location. Davidson College; is beautifully located in Mecklenburg county, North Carolina, on the Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio Railroad (or the South Carolina Division of the Southern Railway), midway between the towns of Charlotte and States- ville, and twenty-two miles from each. The new railroad from Mocksville and Winston to Charlotte also passes Davidson. A thriving and interesting village of nearly one thousand in- habitants, called Davidson, has grown up with the school since its founding in 1837. Facilities. The College is easy of access, and has six trains a day, con- necting with all points North, South, East and West. The regular mails, the Express, Telegraph, and L,ong Distance Telephone lines, and the Postal Order arrangements are all that parents could desire for the comfort of their sons. Safeguards. The location insures health, being on the line of the highest ground between the Yadkin and the Catawba, and is free from malaria and other local causes of sickness. It is sufficiently remote from large towns and cities to escape their disturbing temptations and excitements, and by a law of the State no intoxicating liquors can be sold within three miles, while as a matter of fact, there are no open saloons within seven times that distance. Few places are so free from temptations to vice and extravagance. Chapel Services. The Professors and students meet once a day in the Chapel for worship, conducted by the President. Sunday Bible Classes. The Professors and students meet in the Chapel every Sun- day morning for a service of song, prayer, and Bible study. The classes are conducted as practical and devotional classes, just as in a well-ordered Sunday school, and, as far as consist- ent, on the voluntary principle. While attendance is required, the work done is no part of the course of weekly study. DAVIDSON COLLEGE. 33 Public Worship. The Presbyterian Church here has a commodious house of worship, under the care of a regular pastor, with the usual Sabbath and weekly ministrations. The students are required to attend every Sabbath morning, while in fact a very large proportion of them attend in, the evening as well. Young Men's Christian Association. This organization is one of the strongest and most vigorous College Associations in the country. Three-fourths of the students are members of it, its various departments are fully organized, and it is a leading factor in the religious life of the students. It occupies the Morrison Memorial Hall, erected for its use in 1890, and besides its work at home, is actively engaged in mission and Sabbath school work in the neighbor- hood of Davidson. The authorities of the College strongly advise all students to avail themselves of the many advantages accruing to its members. Social Advantages. Few villages of the same size furnish equal social advan- tages. The Faculty and the villagers alike do all in their power to give the students a home life. Medical Attendance. Each student pays a medical fee of three dollars, and the Faculty employs an approved physician to attend upon all cases of sickness among the students, and to prescribe for all ailments, without extra charge in the way of bills. Dr. J. P. Munroe is the College physician. He is also the family physician of the members of the Faculty, and has charge of the medical school here. Parents may feel that their sons are safe in his hands so far as kind and skilful attention is con- cerned. Medical College Hospital. The new Hospital of the North Carolina Medical College, situated within a hundred feet of the Campus, is the Davidson College Infirmary. It is equipped with trained nurses, electric bells and lights, hot and cold baths, operating room, and modern hospital furniture. All serious cases of sickness among the students are treated here, without charge for room or medical attendance, and with medicines, board, and attend- ance at or beJoV actual cost. Athletic Sports. The physical culture of the students is in the hands of a 34 CATALOGUE OF competent Instructor, Mr. John A. Brewin, of Boston, Mass., whose office is in the Gymnasium. Every form of clean, manly sport is encouraged by the Faculty. One-third of the students play football regularly, and last year the Davidson Team won seven out of eight inter-collegiate games. The football and baseball teams are allowed a limited number of games away from College, and air athletic events and sched- ules are under the control and supervision of the Faculty. *• Athletic Day. A day in April, generally the second Saturday, is set apart to be spent in contests for suitable prizes, under the control and direction of the Athletic Association and the general supervision of the Faculty. There is no admission fee, and the public is cordially invited to witness the contests. Gymnasium. The whole lower story of the Morrison Memorial Hall is the College Gymnasium. It has a running gallery, and is equipped with all ordinary apparatus. A r ne-story brick annex contains hot and cold shower baths, lockers, dressing- rooms, etc. The office of the Director contains a complete set of anthropometric apparatus, and measurements are taken at the beginning and close of each collegiate year. The students at present pay no fee for Gymnasium or baths. Morrison Memorial Kail. This building was erected in 1890 for the use of the Young Men's Christian Association. The assembly hall on the second floor is provided with an organ and a piano, and seated with opera chairs ; the Association parlor is elegantly carpeted and furnished ; the building bears the name of the Founder and first President of the College, and is the pride of the Association. Buildings and Grounds. The Campus is a beautiful lawn, well set in grasses which are green all the year, and handsomely laid off in walks and drives. It is well shaded with native oaks and trees of artifi- cial planting, some of which form avenues of charming per- spective. The buildings are ample for the accommodation of a large number of students. The main College building, which cost $85,000, consists of a centre building and two wings. It con- tains the New Chapel, which is a large hall suitable for the Commencement exercises, and a suite of commodious recita- DAVIDSON COLLEGE. 3S tion rooms ; also cabinet, library, apparatus, and laboratory rooms, and besides, seventy-two students' dormitories. The outside buildings on the campus are the Martin Chemical Laboratory, the Y. M. C. A. Hall and Gymnasium, the two Society Halls, Oak Row, Elm Row, and the Shearer Biblical Hall. The last five form the Quadrangle, and are beautifully grouped on the west side of the Campus, amid abundant shade, and here many students choose their dormitories. The Col- lege also owns eight professors' houses, which are conveniently located on three sides of the Campus. Water Works. A complete system of water works has recently been in- stalled, and all College buildings and students' boarding- houses, with many stores and residences, are now supplied with an abundance of water. This supply, sufficient for a college with ten times our numbers, comes from artesian tube- wells, and has been pronounced by the State Bacteriologist the purest drinking-water ever tested in his office. The Union Library. The libraries of the College and of each of the L-iterary Societies have been consolidated in the spacious and well- appointed library room of the College. There are now about twelve thousand bound volumes, and additions are made every year by purchase and also by gift. We trust that our friends will continue to remember us by placing valuable books on our shelves. There is a reading-room connected with the library, furnished with the best literature of the day, both papers and magazines, and both are opened to students and professors every day. For the maintenance of the library and reading-room a fee of two dollars per session is collected from each student. Cabinets. The cabinets of minerals, rocks, and fossils for the teaching of Mineralogy and Geology are not only ample for class-room work, but the general display is a matter of interest, both to students and visitors. These cabinets have been accumulat- ing for perhaps forty years. Besides numerous smaller addi- tions by gifts, exchange, and purchase, the "Brumby Cabi- net" was added by purchase, containing one thousand two hundred minerals, three thousand fossils, and one thousand one hundred recent shells ; and there was added by donation the Oglethorpe University Cabinet, containing about one thousand five hundred minerals ; and also a collection of recent 36 CATALOGUE OF shells given by Professor Kerr. The whole consists of over ten thousand specimens. Apparatus. There is a large and valuable collection of apparatus suited to the illustration of all the departments of Physics, Astron- omy, Mineralogy, and Chemistry, which cost in the aggre- gate many thousands of dollars, and constant additions are made from an appropriation for that purpose, so that these departments are kept fully abreast of the improvements of the day. Martin Chemical Laboratory. This building, named in honor of the late Col. W. J. Mar- tin, professor of Chemistry here for over a quarter of a cen- tury, has been erected with funds generously supplied by the friends and alumni of the College at a cost of approximately $io,ooo. It is designed with special reference for chemical work and is, it is believed, one of the best laboratory build- ings in Southern Colleges. The building is of brick — 65 x 60 — two stories, basement, and large attic. All rooms have a wealth of light, and the whole building is heated and ventilated by the most approved system of hot air and forced draught, installed by the Peck-Hammond Co., of Cincinnati. The first floor contains the large recitation room, with raised floor and seating room for one hundred and twenty, the stock room, the Quantitative and advanced laboratory with desks for twenty and with connecting library and balance room, and the professor's private laboratory and office. The second floor v contains the Minor Laboratory for those just starting Chemis- try, with desk room for thirty-six and lockers for seventy-two ; the Qualitative Laboratory, with desks for thirty-six, with ad- joining stock and fume rooms. Each student has from four to four and one-half feet of desk space, with his own drawers and lockers for the safe-keeping of his apparatus, is provided with sink, gas, water, and filter-pump, and has fume-rooms or hoods in easy reach. Other Laboratories. Mineralogical — This room has tables, gas and all apparatus necessary for practical work in Mineralogy. The Physical Laboratory is furnished and adapted for train- ing the students in the practical parts of the various depart- ments of Natural Philosophy, as is elsewhere set forth under the head of physics. A Workshop in this department is well fitted up with tools DAVIDSON COLLEGE. 37 and material, by means of which much apparatus is manufac- tured and adapted. Shearer Biblical Hall. This is a beautiful and commodious building, occupying the site of the "Old Chapel." It is the gift of the ex-President of Davidson, and dedicated to his wife, Lizzie Gessner Shearer. The whole upper floor of the building is an auditorium, seating about five hundred. It has handsome seats, a sloping floor, two dressing-rooms, and a large rostrum with footlights. The first floor contains the Biblical recitation-room, a large students' Reading Room, the Greek class-room, and the offices of the President and his secretary. The building is heated by a Peck and Hammond furnace in the basement. Through the kindness of Dr. J. P. Munroe, President of the North Carolina Medical College, the auditorium has been furnished with a chapel organ. Methods of Instruction. Class-room drill in the use of the most approved text-books is supplemented by written exercises by the student in all departments, and further by careful oral instruction, either on the Socratic method, or by the formal lecture, in which the exhaustive discussion of a given topic is presented in one view. The free use of the blackboard, in all departments, and of maps, cabinets, apparatus, charts, etc., wherever needed, adds largely to the interest of the classes. Book Agency. In the absence of a book -store in the town, a member of the Faculty acts as book agent for the students, and supplies the classes at publishers' prices. Discipline. We have a minimum of rules for the government of the stu- dent body, and these are rather of the nature of the adminis- trative rules which prevail in any well-ordered business. For the most part, however, we rely on the unwritten code of truth, honor, and duty, which every gentleman recognizes. For heedless violations of administrative rules we have a sys- tem of demerits, but for rare breaches of honor, integrity, and moralty we do not hesitate to resort to the severest discipline, if it seems necessary in order to save the student body from contamination by such example, or if the reformation of the offender be considered hopeless. Examinations. Rigid and comprehensive examinations form an important 38 CATALOGUE OF part of the exercises of the College. In addition to the daily oral drill, and monthly review examinations (usually written), there are two general examinations of all the classes every year, conducted in writing: i. The Intermediate Examination, at the close of the first term, on all the studies of the term. 2. The Final Examination, at the close of the second term, on the studies of that term, or of the entire year, at the option of the Professor. y , Grades. Every student is graded on each of his studies separately on the basis of his daily work in recitation and his stated exami- nations. Failure on any study must be made up privately, or by taking the subject again in class. The Deportment Grade includes in it also the punctual and regular attendance on all exercises, and the faithful discharge of all duties, and is taken into account in all calculation of class standing, honors, graduation, etc. Reports. At the end of each term reports of scholarship, deportment, and absences for the whole term are sent to parents and guar- dians. Also, at regular intervals during the session, reports of deportment and absences are sent. The design of these re- ports is to give as full information as possible of the conduct and progress of the student, and to secure the co-operation of parents and guardians in promoting diligence in study and regular attendance on duty. It is well for parent and guardian to communicate the contents of these reports to the student. Monitorships. At the end of each term a monitor and vice-monitor are appointed from each class, who have charge of the class rolls, and mark the attendance on all religious services for the next succeeding term. These monitorships are class honors, and are conferred on those who achieve the highest average grades during the term. Roll of Honor. All members of all the classes who achieve during the entire year an absolute average grade of ninety-five and above are put upon the Roll of Honor, and it is so announced on Com- mencement day, and their names are printed in the next Catalogue. Punctuality Roll. All students who are never absent from any required college DAVIDSON COLLEGE. 39 exercise during the year are so announced on Commencement day, and the roll is printed in the next Catalogue. Graduating Honors. The three members of the graduating class each year who make the highest average grades during the entire course are awarded the first, second, and third distinctions in the class on Commencement day, by virtue of which they deliver orations, called respectively the Valedictory, the Salutatory \ and the Philosophical oration. The William Banks Biblical Medal. Rev. William Banks was long a Trustee of the College, and was at his death President of the Board of Trustees. His family have founded a medal in honor of his memory, to be given each year to the student who finishes the course of Bib- lical Instruction with the highest distinction. Maxwell Chambers Day. One day in the early spring is set apart and observed as a memorial day of this liberal patron of the College and friend of Christian education. The day is devoted to forensic exer- cises. Orations by the Senior Class. Twenty=second of February. This national memorial day is also devoted to forensic exer- cises. Orations by the Junior Class. Elocution. The Professor of English has charge of all the elocution and rhetorical training in the College outside of the literary So- cieties. Occasional Lectures. Gentlemen from abroad are invited, from time to time, by the Faculty to deliver lectures in the Chapel on such topics as may seem profitable. These lectures are free to the students and to the public. The Literary Societies. There are two Literary Societies connected with the Col- lege — Philanthropic and Eume?iean. Bach has a commodious and handsomely furnished hall. Both are well conducted, and afford opportunities for training in debate, declamation, com- position, public speaking, and parliamentary usage. They have two regular meetings a week, Saturday night, and Mon- 40 CATALOGUE OF day morning. They both award annual prizes for excellence in literary and rhetorical exercises, as follows : i. Debater's Medals. 2. Essayist's Medals. 3. Declaimer's Medals. Orator's Medal. A medal is given by the two Societies to be awarded in an oratorical contest. Three representatives are appointed from the members of the Junior Class in each Society, and the award is made by a disinterested committee. This public exhibition of the two Societies takes place on Tuesday before Commence- ment day at 8 p. m. "Davidson College Magazine." This magazine is published under the auspices of the two Literary Societies. It is a neat and attractive pamphlet of about fifty pages, and is well prepared by a joint corps of editors and managers. It deserves, as well as needs, a larger patronage, especially among the alumni. The Davidson College Bulletin. The College issues four times a year a Bulletin, containing lists of students and officers, sketches of Alumni, changes in the curriculum or administration of the College, campus items of interest, social and athletic events, and general information concerning the College and its work. A copy will be sent free of charge to all Alumni and friends of the College who desire it. Commencement Exercises. These exercises begin with the Sabbath preceding the last v Wednesday in May and end with Wednesday, which is Com- mencement day, the exact details of which are set forth in the Calendar on page 3. The Alumni Association. The Society consists of graduates from the College, and such others as may have reached the Junior grade before leaving the institution. The annual meeting and banquet is held during Commencement week, and the Society is represented by a public orator. The College relies with confidence on the hearty co-operation of her alumni in promoting her interests. Societas Fratrum. This is a Students' Aid Society, composed of students and alumni as active members, and of friends interested in the enterprise who may be elected as honorary members. DAVIDSON COLLEGE. 41 The object of the society is to assist indigent and deserving students by loans of money, to be repaid out of their first earnings. These loans cannot exceed one hundred dollars a year to any one student. The funds of this Society accrue from annual dues of mem- bers, gifts of friends, and the profits of the Book Agency. The Society has been in existence sixteen years, and has already aided more than two dozen men through College, who, but for this aid, could not have continued their education. The donation of a few hundred dollars would greatly enlarge its operations. Endowments. The Trustees now have safely invested over one hundred and twenty thousand dollars, the income of which, in addition to students' dues, is used to pay current expenses. Chambers Professorship. The Chair of Chemistry is named for the late Maxwell Chambers, Esq., of Salisbury, N. C, to whose munificent legacy the College owes almost entirely its present usefulness and success. Semi=Centenary Addresses. Ten addresses were delivered by distinguished friends at the Commencement in June, 1887. They contain matter of great interest to friends of education and the lovers of Davidson. They have been published in a neat volume. Semicentennial Catalogue. A general catalogue of the first fifty years — 1837 to 1887 — has been published. It was edited by Prof. W. A. Withers, A. M., assisted by other distinguished alumni. It is an 8vo., 194 pages, elegantly bound in pink and blue, the Society col- ors, with medallion of College seal. Cloth, $1 ; paper, 50 cents. The Supplement includes Class '94. The volume traces the career and present location of every student of the College as far as possible, and is of great inter- est to friends and former students of the College. The Otts Lectureship. Rev. J. M. P. Otts, D. D., LX- D., in 1893, donated a fund to Davidson College, the proceeds of which should be used from time to time in securing and publishing courses of lec- tures at Davidson College in defence of Christianity against current heresies, especially such as may seem directed against the foundations of Christian faith. 42 CATALOGUE OF The first course of lectures was delivered by the founder himself, and published by Revel & Co., under the title, "Un- settled Questions." The second course of lectures was delivered in October, 1897, by the late Rev. R. I,. Dabney, D, D., LIv. D., and has been issued under the title "Christ our Penal Substitute." Both of these volumes are of real and permanent value, and deserve a wide circulation. The third course of lectures will probably be delivered next year. V. Dormitories. Of these there are seventy-two in the main College building, and twenty more in the several other houses on the Campus. They are all comfortable rooms of good size, and students usually live two in a room for the sake of economy and other incidental advantages. Table Boarding. The College does not conduct a boarding department nor maintain a "mess hall," but all students take their meals in private homes and boarding houses. Excellent table board is given at from $8 to $10 per month. Club Boarding. Clubs of from ten to forty students often engage with ladies near the College to furnish them a dining room and table-ware, and also to prepare their meals for them, on the payment of a certain sum each. The cost of board on this system ranges from $6 to $8 per month. Some students of small means are provided with substantial board below actual cost — $3.50 to $4- per month. This is a private enterprise called ' ' The Students' Home." Scholarships. Special scholarships have been endowed by benevolent per- sons. Of these there are at present twenty-two. The Presbyterian Church of Salisbury has established five scholarships, as follows : 1. The Maxwell Chambers Scholarship — of $1,000, which pays the tuition of the beneficiary. 2. The William Murdoch Scholarship — of $i,ooo, which pays tuition. 3. The J. J. Summerell Scholarship — of $500, which pays other College dues, to-wit ; Room Rent and Incidental Fee. 4. The J.J. Bruner Scholarship — of $500, which pays other College dues. DAVIDSON COLLEGE. 43 5. The D. A. Davis Scholarship — of $1,500, which pays tuition and other dues. One of $1,000 — the George Bower Scholarship, endowed by Mrs. A. C. Davis, of Salisbury, N. C. The income pays the tuition of one student. One of $1,500 — the Kate Williams Scholarship, endowed by G. W. Williams, Esq., of Wilmington, N. C, paying the tui- tion and other College dues of one student. One of $1,000 — endowed by J. S. Carr, Esq., of Durham, N. C, the income of which pays the tuition of the incumbent. One of $1,000 — the Thomas Brown Scholarship, endowed by Brown and Brother, Winston, N. C, paying the tuition of one student. One of $1,000 — endowed by S. H. Wiley, Esq., of Salisbury, N. C, paying the tuition of one student. One of $500 — the Scholarship, endowed by General R. Barringer and George E. Wilson, Esq., of Char- lotte, N. C, paying the dues of one candidate for the ministry. One of $500 — the Oates Scholarship, endowed by R. M. Oates and Oates Brothers, Charlotte, N. C, paying the dues of one candidate for the ministry. One of $500 — the Willie J. Brown Scholarship, endowed by Col. John L,. Brown, of Charlotte, N. C, paying the dues (other than tuition) of one student. One of $500 — the P. T. Penick Scholarship, endowed by the Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, N. C, paying the room rent and incidental fee of one student. One of $500 — the A. K. Pool Scholarship, endowed by the Class of '93, in memory of their beloved class-mate, Rev. A. K. Pool, paying the room rent and incidental fee of one student. One of $1,000 — the R. W. Allison Scholarship, endowed by Mrs. J. M. Odell (nee Miss Addie Allison), of Concord, N. C, in memory of her father, paying the tuition fee of one student. One of $1,000 — the P. B. Fetzer Scholarship, endowed by P. B. Fetzer, Esq., Concord, N. C, paying the tuition fee of one student. Five of $1,000 each — the Frances Taylor Scholarships, en- dowed by a legacy bequeathed to the College by Miss Frances Taylor, of Newbern, N. C. EXPENSES. Tuition — First Term, $25 00; Second Term $35 00; total $60 00 Room rent, " 1000; " fio 00 to 15 00; " $20102500 Incidental, " 600; " 900; " .... 15 00 Medical fee, " 100; " 200; " 300 Deposit for damages to buildings, etc " .... 2 00 Day board, in families, a mouth from $9 00 to 10 00 Day board, in club, a month from 6 00 to 8 00 Wood, per cord 1 50 Lights, about 2 00 Washing, per month 1 00 Books from Book Agent at publishers' retail prices. Total necessary College expenses for year, from $150 to $250. Tuition, room rent, and incidental expenses are payable in advance at the beginning of each term. Board paid monthly. I^Every student is required to report to the Bursar and also to register, within twenty =f our hours after his arrival. At the end of the session such part of the damage fund as is not expended will be returned to the student. Students are usually required to room in the College build- ings, but pay the same College fees if allowed to room in the village ; they furnish their own rooms. Bed-clothing should be brought from home. Furniture can be obtained at reasonable rates in town, or purchased from students leaving College. Tuition is free to candidates for the ministry and to sons of ministers of all denominations. Money intended for any student may be deposited with the Bursar, who will expend it as directed. The Postoffice is " Davidson, Mecklenburg county, N. C."